Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful perform two songs at Congahead Studio. American Dream….”This song is a voice to all who came to the US, but were not born here. It describes the let downs I encountered but how I was still able to finish it all on a good note.” Exterminator….”Bed Bugs are certainly one of the biggest perks of living in New York City. When the exterminator came to help, I wondered if he could get rid of more than just the infestating bugs…”
“My Girlfriend Bree is an ode to a beloved friend. It depicts the perks of a friendship with a lady who is more pain than sane. Who often puts you into uncomfortable and awkward situations of public embarrassment. But has a heart so big, one could write a song about it.”
Uruguayan candombe drummer, Daniel “Tatita” Marquez, brought his band with special guest Richie Flores on repique drum & Robby Ameen on drums to play Baghavad Gita & Night In Manhattan. These songs are featured on his album “Iniciacion”.
Percussionist ,Miguel Valdez, brought his group The N.Y. Cuban Boys Ft. José ”Pepito” Gomez on lead vocal to perform Rumbiando (A Una Mamita). This tune was not rehearsed, very organic and live for you to enjoy. Their second song performed is Puerto Padre, a tribute to cuban pianist Emiliano Salvador.
Percussionists Eliel Lazo & Marvin Diz, created this descarga called Talking on a tightrope.
Percussionist Eliel Lazo & Marvin Diz, Rubby Guzman on güira, and with Miguel Vargas on keys created this tune called How To Be Funky.
Angelo Rodriguez and members of the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz group came together to perform a composition, Fuego Comprimido, by Mr. Mateo Amper. The Composition starts with a traditional dazonete and moves on to an astounding clarinet solo by Rob Hardt. From there the music features both Angelo Rodriguez and Joey De Leon. Both percussionists perform a percussion solo arranged by Joey De Leon. Welcome five of Los Angeles finest musicians and make up, Cali-Son.